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Freebie: Exclusive Giveaway from Boris FX: Continuum VR Unit FREE

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Free Continuum VR Unit:

  • The Continuum VR Unit is currently the only 360° plug-in toolkit on the market that provides a single, cross-host license: delivering major time-saving benefits!
  • Tackle often challenging 360° editing and post tasks quickly with GPU-accelerated filters.
  • Fix 360° footage fast with image restoration tools: eliminate flicker, sharpen your footage, reorient the hero view.
  • Easily add titles, graphics, blurs & 2D elements to the spherical 360° workspace.
  • It’s FREE until Thursday, May 31, 2018, at midnight EDT. (a $199 value)

Get the Free Continuum VR Unit

Continuum VR Unit support: Adobe After Effects CC & Premiere Pro CC; Avid Media Compose; Apple FCP X; OFX hosts including DaVinci Resolve, VEGAS PRO & HitFilm.

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boris continuum vr unit webinar

Webinar: Working Faster in 360° Post & VFX – Tuesday, May 8

Continuum VR Unit & Adobe Workflows

Join Adobe certified trainer, Nick Harauz, as he shows 360° editors the power and speed of the Continuum VR Unit. This training event will be presented in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. However, the Continuum VR Unit techniques you’ll see can be used in all available host applications.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Get a basic understanding of the tools available in Premiere and After Effects for 360° mono and stereo workflows
  • Discover how the 5 Continuum VR filters — VR Blur, VR Flicker Fixer, VR Insert, VR Reorient, and VR Sharpen — complement the Adobe workflow and even expand on how you work with 360° footage
  • How to work with Continuum VR’s presets cross-platform for major time-saving benefits
  • Bonus! How to use Mocha VR to solve tracking and stabilization challenges you might have thought were impossible

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2pm EDT/11am PDT

Giveaways: Win over $2K worth of VFX plug-ins!

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After Effects

News: Toolfarm Top 10 Plug-in Awards 2017 – After Effects Results

The Overall Toolfarm Top Ten

This year we had a fantastic voter turn out in the 2017 Toolfarm Top Ten Plug-in Awards. These are the top plug-ins and products of 2017 as voted by our Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, CINEMA 4D, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve Users! We had several ties this year, so we are listing the top products for each host. See all results

If you took the surveys and entered your contact info, keep an eye on your inbox as we will be contacting the winners soon! This year we had a lot of repeat winners from previous years and over multiple hosts. Congratulations to the winning plug-in companies!

Top Ten Adobe After Effects Plug-ins

1 Trapcode Suite

Trapcode Suite

The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.

Red Giant Trapcode Suite is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects. The Suite includes Trapcode Particular 3, Trapcode Form 3, Trapcode Mir 2, Trapcode Shine 2, Trapcode Tao, Trapcode Sound Keys, Trapcode Starglow, Trapcode Lux, Trapcode 3D Stroke 2, Trapcode Horizon and Trapcode Echospace.

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2 Video Copilot Optical Flares

3 Video Copilot Element 3D


And rounding out the Top Ten for 2017:

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After Effects

Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects

Essential plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC accelerates render speed by as much as 3X

San Francisco, CA – November 28, 2017 – Toolfarm, a leading global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D, and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, announced today the release and immediate availability of the new RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® CC (Mac and Windows), developed by Mekajiki. Accelerating render speeds by as much as 3X, RenderGarden leverages existing system hardware processing power to improve the speed of motion graphics and visual effects workflows.

WATCH NOW: RenderGarden for After Effects

RenderGarden can increase render speeds by up to 300% on a single computer by taking advantage of multi-processing in After Effects. In addition to single system optimization, RenderGarden features unlimited render nodes for leveraging the processing power of multiple systems across a single network. This is ideal to render large QuickTime movies, AVI movies, and image sequences at warp speed. RenderGarden works in the background, allowing After Effects users to continue working without interruptions. RenderGarden also provides automated post-render transcoding to MP4 and QuickTime movies.

“RenderGarden was born from a recent multi-user After Effects project at Swordfish, our sister company that does design and production. The team was working off-site in 6K and did not have access to our internal render farm. With the large file sizes, we quickly hit a bottleneck,” said Matt Silverman, CEO at Mekajiki. “Setting up a render farm was not quick or in the budget. Our team repurposed some custom code we wrote for our render set up. The result was a simplified distributed rendering tool for After Effects. After putting it through the paces, we have fine-tuned RenderGarden into a formidable workhorse and we’re excited to share it with the rest of the After Effects community via Toolfarm!”

“We are thrilled to announce the launch and distribution of RenderGarden,” said Jason Sharp, president, Toolfarm, Inc. “At Toolfarm, we’re always looking for tools that help increase the productivity of motion graphics artists. RenderGarden will become an essential tool for After Effects artists on every project.”

RenderGarden is available immediately from Toolfarm at an MSRP of $99 USD. To purchase, or for more information, please visit https://www.toolfarm.com/buy/rendergarden.

About Toolfarm

Founded in 1999, San Francisco based Toolfarm is the world’s largest reseller of motion graphics, visual effects and 3D plug-ins for the global creative community. Recognized for reliable distribution, high-quality customer service, community and training, Toolfarm is THE place for creative professionals to learn about and shop for all video related plug-ins.

About Mekajiki

Our team of filmmakers, designers, animators, and technologists live to design memorable pictures in motion. While working on commercial productions at our sister company Swordfish, we found missing pieces in our pipeline and have been creating a suite of in-house tools to solve these problems. Now we’re bringing these tools to market through Mekajiki.

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Editing FCP X Plug-ins Premiere Pro

Get a FREE 1-Year license for Martini Storyboarding Plug-in from Toolfarm!

Toolfarm has a limited number of Martini QuickShot Creator licenses that they’re giving away to their customers!

See into the future and visualize your upcoming shots with Martini! A $49.95 value!

Bridging the gap between your un-shot scenes and your final edit is faster and easier than ever. No more black slugs with text explaining what “shot goes here”. Show that shot with the dynamic power of Martini and create a better final film.

Supported Hosts

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, or CS4 for Mac or Win
  • Avid Media Composer v8.x, v7.x, or v6.x for Mac or Win
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X, v7, or v6
  • Magix VEGAS Pro v14
  • Sony VEGAS Pro v13 or v12
  • Magix VEGAS Movie Studio Suite v14
  • Sony VEGAS Movie Studio Suite v13 or v12

Please fill out this form to obtain your free license!

Limit 1 per customer. If you are installing Martini on computers for multiple organizations or locations, please obtain a free license for each organization or location with a different email, so that each organization or location has its own serial number. Also note, an email will be coming from MacVideo Promo, the publisher of Martini, with the license information.